Over 20 years ago I started the above artwork as a pencil sketch for a planned serigraph. Not sure of the motivation for the motif but I think tattoos and piercing were big at the time. I since discovered the sketch in a portfolio case of unfinished work.

Many examples of my art were destroyed in a fire a year ago so this piece has been resurrected as a clothing design to celebrate the one year anniversary of my survival of this event. One of the outstanding memories of the fire that night is of how warm the fire felt as I jumped from my balcony into a chilly night air. It was a peaceful feeling knowing I was  going to be alive until the terror set in when I realized I was about to lose everything I owned.

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